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Kettle Moraine State Forest

W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53190
262-473-7501
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Ranked #14 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Cross-country skiing
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Owner description: Split into two "units" south and north of Milwaukee, both sections contain part of the Ice Age Trail, a 1,000-mile trail throughout Wisconsin.

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took the kettle morraine scenic drive when all the leaves had changed colors. Beautiful and totally worth the day drive. Recommended in the fall!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a fun attraction to see and stroll along wooded paths to each exhibit.Yes there are bigger and better funded zoo`s in other states but with the funding and space it has been done first class. The animals environments are done right and are very clean as is the entire facility. Great way to spend some of your valuable... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Enjoyed every inch of exploring at Lapham Peak. What a wonderful forest so close to Milwaukee and Madison.

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milwaukee
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I love Mauthe Lake As a kid we camped here all the time. We recently went there just to have a date in memory of my mom and dad. We met no trouble were just rented the campsite to have a picnic for the day. We were rudely approached by the camp host to move one of our vehicles to... More

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Richmond VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was a very beautiful peaceful hiking area. The hike was quite easy and although we would prefer something more strenuous there was a great variety of trail lengths so you can make it a very long hike or a short one depending on your fitness level.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well we camped at Ottawa state park in the third wk in May and will for sure go back next yr, loved the beach area with all the nice tree for shade and alot of picnic tables to enjoy while at the beach, bathroom near by and loved the campsites!We were in site 370 and enjoyed!!!! We have been camping... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have been to Mauthe Lake many times when I was growing up. We camped for three weeks at a time in this Kettle Maraine state park. We would drive over to Long Lake or Crooked Lake as well to enjoy the fishing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Parked at Scuppernog Ski and Hike Trail parking lot. Had to pay $10 as non-residents, but well worth it. Filled up our water bottle, hit the restroom, and then easily found our way to the connecting trail to get over to the Ice Age Trail. We walked about 60minutes south, turned around, and then walked about 45minutes north and walked... More

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Oswego, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I set out to hike the Emma Carlin trail in the Southern Unit. If you like solitude, this is the place for you! I hiked 6 miles and didn't see a single soul! It was drizzling when I first got there, so the trail was closed for biking. The trail is hilly and there are some obstacles, but that made... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I camped at Ottawa Lake Recreational Area Aug. 2-3, 2014 and found it a pleasant experience. Once I got camp set up, I took a short bike ride to Ottawa lake, changed to swim trunks, and jumped in. Because gas motorboats are banned on Ottawa Lake, the water is nice and clean. It's certainly warmer than Lake Michigan near my... More

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